What is a cheap bankruptcy?

If you are looking for a cheap bankruptcy you will likely find it. There are many options around from paperwork preparers that can cost below $500 to the thousand dollar complete Chapter 7. Make sure whomever you choose to do your bankruptcy is competent and it is wise if the person you choose does other law besides bankruptcy. At first glance, a bankruptcy sweatshop may seem like a good idea until you get signed up. Read More

Divorce and Military service can be complicated.

We understand that if you are active or retired Military that there are issues in a divorce that most attorneys will not understand. We understand because we have represented active and retired military in their divorces. By having an office close to Hill Air Force Base, we have had a lot of clients use our services ranging from divorce to DUI defense. Some common issues involving the military and divorces Read More

Have you been arrested for a DUI over the Halloween weekend?

Usually around Halloween, the police officers are out looking for potential people driving under the influence (DUI). While everyone should have fun during the Halloween weekend, they need to make sure that they are safe and are not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The other side of the coin is that cops can skip steps and violate your rights. If you have been pulled over for a DUI you need to make Read More

How do you prove Cohabitation in Utah

Myers v. Myers has finally been decided by the Utah Supreme Court and it has given us some answers and guidance as to what is cohabitation in Utah as it pertains to getting rid of alimony. In Myers the Court stated that a common domicile (house) needs to be established and that the relationship needs to have the "hallmarks" of a marriage. The key here is the work "hallmarks" and the use of that word with the Court. Read More

When to file bankruptcy?

This is a good question to ask, because the answer depends on your situation. You need to consider your tax refund. Sometimes clients don't have a job or haven't had a job for some time. In this situation, this question is relevant. However, if you do have a job and you are expecting a refund you will need to weigh the benefits of filing now and losing all or a portion of your tax return versus the benefit of filing Read More

What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

The federal bankruptcy code has two main chapters that are applicable to debtors. These two chapters are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are three main players, the debtor (you), the creditors, and the trustee. In a Chapter 7, all of your non-exempt property becomes property of the bankruptcy estate and the person in charge of that estate is the trustee. The trustee is required to obtain Read More

Child Custody in Utah

Child Custody is the most fought over aspect of a divorce in Utah. At Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys, we understand your stress because we have helped other clients reach their goals concerning child custody in their divorce. You need to remember there are two different categories of child custody; Legal Custody Physical Custody It is true that child support will be based off how much time the Read More

What is a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge?

A bankruptcy discharge is a court order. Such order grants a "discharge" (forgiveness and elimination of debt) to the persons named as the "debtor" in the bankruptcy petition. Collection of Discharged Debts is Prohibited. The discharge prohibits (makes illegal) any attempt to collect from the debtor a debt that has been discharged. For example, a creditor must never contact a debtor by mail, phone, fax, email or Read More

Chapter 13: Stop Foreclosure or Repossession

Many people looking into bankruptcy wonder about the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. You can check out the videos on the site for more information; but in short people receive the most benefit of a chapter 13 bankruptcy when they are behind on debt that is secured. This means cars, houses, boats etc. where you have a debt that you are paying on to keep the item. Loan modifications in recent Read More

Drunk Driving Penalties in Salt Lake City, UT

At Arnold, Wadsworth & Coggins Attorneys, we understand the drunk driving penalties you may be facing. We understand the drunk driving penalties and the possible affect it may have on your life. Drunk driving penalties are nothing to take lightly. Drunk driving penalties can include; Suspension of Drivers License Fees and Fines Jail time Community Service Vehicle impounded These are just some of the drunk Read More